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ISBN: 0316861448Издательство: Time Warner Books UK
Год издания: 2005
Book DescriptionThe conquest of the air at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, was one of the supreme achievements of the 20th century. On that day, two unknown bicycle mechanics, Wilbur and Orville Wright, launched the first successful powered airplane. They changed the world forever. In The Wright Brothers, Ian Mackersey gives us an intriguing new biography of these eccentric figures, whose genius unlocked the secrets of mechanical flight to realize one of man's oldest dreams. In "a narrative of considerable dramatic power"(HISTORY TODAY), he portrays a family swept up in the resulting fame, jealousies, and legal entanglements that exploded around them.